These Instant Pot Barbecue Ribs are sticky, saucy, savory, sweet, and sooo tender. Fall-off-the-bone tender. They are done in 30 minutes, with just 5 ingredients.
Baby back ribs have been one of my favorite comfort food for years now, so I started making them at home. But to be honest, sometimes the outdoor grilling isn’t an option so I decided to try to make them in the Instant Pot.
The Instant Pot Barbecue Ribs turned out finger-lickin’ good!
The best part is that they are steamed to perfection in minutes, not hours!!
At first, I was a bit worried that they wouldn’t get nice and crunchy and brown, but magic happens after a few minutes under the broiler.
They turn into these gorgeous looking, tender, fall-off-the-bone perfection!!
Are you ready for Father’s Day? I didn’t realize until a few days ago that Father’s Day is this Sunday. So, if Father’s Day has snuck up on you and you need ideas for your menu, these ribs are perfect!!
Sooo good, there are not enough words to describe.
The beauty of this recipe is that these ribs are done in the Instant Pot. The result is a delicious, succulent, fall-off-the-bone rib meal.
Then you only need to smother the ribs with plenty of BBQ sauce and throw ’em on the broil to get that beautiful char and smoky flavor. This recipe is super convenient when outdoor grilling isn’t an option, but you still want to satisfy your craving for BBQ.
These ribs are serious. Fall-off-the-bone serious.
Now, go make these!!
Happy Cooking, Happy Father’s day!!!
- 1 racks baby back ribs
- 4 tablespoons barbecue meat rub (your favorite brand)
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 1 cup apple juice
- 1 ½ cup barbecue sauce (your favorite brand)
- 1 tablespoon liquid smoke (optional but recommended) (see notes)
Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs.
Rub the ribs with the meat rub. Be generous.
Place the baby back ribs into the Instant Pot. Add vegetable broth, apple juice, and liquid smoke (if using). Close lid and set to cook on “manual” mode 20 minutes. When the time is over, turn it off and let the pressure release on its own, this will take about 8-10 minutes. Carefully turn the vent to “Venting,” just to release any extra pressure that might still be in there. Then remove the lid.
Preheat oven broil.
Transfer cooked ribs to a large baking sheet. Brush barbecue sauce all over the baby back ribs on all sides including the bones. Broil for 5 – 8 minutes, or until the sauce caramelizes.
Adjust the Instant Pot cooking time according to your preference: 15 minutes for tender with a bit of chew, to 25 minutes for fall off the bone.
Liquid smoke can be found next to the barbecue sauce in most grocery stores or online.
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